Q: Where are you located?
A: I’m based in Columbus, Ohio, but I don’t have a traditional office. Sessions are online via video; it’s like Skyping with someone in a HIPAA-compliant way.
Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: You can call (614) 477-5565 to schedule. You can also schedule directly online at carlgrodylisws.clientsecure.me.
Q: What are your hours?
A: Working with families is an important part of the therapeutic process, so I keep a flexible schedule to accommodate each family’s needs. That includes evenings and Saturdays.
Q: What’s your approach to therapy?
A: I use an integrated method that combines several approaches – mainly narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, structural therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I also use mindfulness, and I’m a trained group leader in the Incredible Years parenting program. My practice is online to offer flexibility and convenience to my clients.
Q: Can I use your services outside the Columbus area?
A: Yes. A benefit of having an online practice is that anyone in the state of Ohio can participate in treatment with me.
Q: Can I use your services outside of Ohio?
A: No. Ohio’s board that governs social workers limits online treatment to people physically inside the state of Ohio.
Q: Is online therapy complicated?
A: No. Once you’ve scheduled an appointment with me, I’ll e-mail you a link to a secure program where you’ll fill out your intake paperwork. When it’s time for our appointment, I’ll e-mail you a link that you click on with your computer, smart phone or tablet that starts the video session. Again, it’s just like using Skype to chat with someone in a confidential, HIPAA-compliant way.
Q: Do you take insurance?
Q: What are your fees?
A: $100 for a 60-minute individual session. $125 for a 90-minute family session. $175 for a 90-minute couples session.
Q: Do you intervene with schools if needed?
A: Yes. I often meet with school officials and teachers on behalf of clients.
Q: What are the fees for working with schools?
A: $125 per meeting. Phone calls are billed at $75/hour.